Dhaka, Nov. 22 -- The High Court in a suo moto (voluntary) rule has sought information about money launderers, including their identities, by December 17.

The bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Ahmed Sohel issued the suo moto rule on Sunday.

The secretary of the Ministry of Finance, Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), governor of Bangladesh Bank and National Board of Revenue (NBR) chairman were made respondents to the rule.

ACC lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan told The Financial Express that the High Court's suo moto rule on money laundering is based on Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen's recent remark on the issue.

On Wednesday last, Mr Momen had said he was surprised to see government officials outnumbering politicians in si...